SOLTANI, Hora, FAIR, Frankie and DUXBURY, Alexandra (2015). Exploring health professionals’ and women's awareness of models of maternity care evidence. British Journal of Midwifery, 23 (1), 22-31.
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A Cochrane systematic review has shown midwife-led continuity models of care provide explicit benefits for mothers and babies compared with other models of maternity care, with a comparable level of safety. The Cochrane review has had much international impact. This study explored the local impact of the review, alongside other midwife-led care evidence and guidelines. Electronic surveys were undertaken exploring women's and health professionals' awareness of models of maternity care evidence, including midwife-led care and homebirth, and how they utilise evidence to guide their choices and practice. A low awareness of much of the available evidence was shown among the women and the professionals. There is a need for better dissemination of information to professionals as they are women's preferred source of information about the options available for place of birth and midwife-led care.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||midwife led care midwifery evidence awareness evidence implementation evidence into practice|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Health and Social Care Research|
|Depositing User:||Frankie Fair|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2015 12:05|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 21:25|
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